Brazil win Olympic gold

7 Aug 2021
  • Brazil edge Spain to win gold at the Men's Olympic Football Tournament

  • Yokohama, the stage on which Brazil won the 2002 World Cup, was the venue

  • The Seleção are the fifth nation to win back-to-back gold medals in the competition

Brazil are Men's Olympic Football Tournament gold medallists for the second consecutive time after a dramatic 2-1 victory over Spain in Yokohama, the same venue of the senior national team's FIFA World Cup™ triumph in 2002.

Matheus Cunha gave Brazil the lead right before the half-time whistle, but Mikel Oyarzabal levelled matters in the second half with a superb volley. Supersub Malcom made the difference in extra time after he latched on to the end of a fantastic pass sent in by Antony and Brazil held on to celebrate another gold medal.

Result

Brazil 2–1 Spain (AET) International Stadium Yokohama, 20:30 local time

MEN'S OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL MATCH

Players of Team Spain stand for the national anthem

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - AUGUST 07: Players of Team Spain stand for the national anthem prior to the Men's Gold Medal Match between Brazil and Spain on day fifteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at International Stadium Yokohama on August 07, 2021 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. (Photo by Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Players of Team Brazil stand for the national anthem

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - AUGUST 07: Players of Team Brazil stand for the national anthem prior to the Men's Gold Medal Match between Brazil and Spain on day fifteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at International Stadium Yokohama on August 07, 2021 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. (Photo by Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)